Distant Voices Closer Footsteps

At first…

They sound distant

The voices

From a distance

You feel safe

Then…

They sound closer

The voices

My heart beats faster, faster, faster

Closer!

The voices become

Until I can hear their footsteps too

Run!

But I can’t

Closer still

Pound pound pound goes my heart

Panic

The footsteps are nearly here

Move!

I need to run

But I cannot.

My feet are stuck –

Frozen.

They are coming!

Jolt.

Awake

Bewilderment –

Relief.

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Prompt word: Distance

mumturnedmom

0 comment on Distant Voices Closer Footsteps

  1. Bec Cowley
    May 13, 2015 at 9:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Great poem! Heart was racing there x

    Reply
  2. Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    May 3, 2015 at 9:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, the pace of this is brilliant, sweeps you along. Real tension conveyed so well, great writing. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

    Reply
    • Leigh Kendall
      May 5, 2015 at 11:12 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Sara! Good to try writing something a bit different. xx

      Reply
  3. lisaslife1970
    May 3, 2015 at 11:57 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve had that nightmare! Great writing 🙂

    Reply
    • Leigh Kendall
      May 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

      Horrid aren’t they? Thank you xx

      Reply
  4. Nicola Young
    May 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Those sorts of dreams are awful aren’t they? I like the pace of this. It really captures the feeling.

    Reply
    • Leigh Kendall
      May 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

      They’re really not fun at all – thank you xx

      Reply
  5. Astrid
    May 2, 2015 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, that was a great poem! I loved the suspense in it.

    Reply
  6. Mummy Tries
    May 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Blimey Leigh that was racy, my hearts pounding now! Great writing xx #theprompt

    Reply

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